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University Museum of Natural History

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Address: Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-272950
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Description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features...
Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been collected over the last three centuries.
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A brilliant location for the Museum

Next to the Pitts Rivers Museum and what a contrast. Where the Pitts River Museum was dark and full of exhibits, the University Museum of Natural History was light and spacious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Next to the Pitts Rivers Museum and what a contrast. Where the Pitts River Museum was dark and full of exhibits, the University Museum of Natural History was light and spacious. The exhibits on geology were really interesting and easy to follow. Lots of places to just sit and enjoy the calm atmosphere.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

So much to see, the kids loved it & learnt so much, constantly asking questions. Cafe & toilets available also entrance to Pitt Rivers Museum which is well worth a visit.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a brilliant museum. Like a mini version of the one in London but less busy. It has lots of dinosaur skeletonso as well as skeletonso of loads and loads of other animals. My sonso loved our trip and it's all magnificently set off by the truly gorgeous building! It's like a skeletal frame all of its own. And... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Could not only look but touch as well. Loads of exhibitions, ornitholgy very realistic and different gemstones were brilliant. Staff also very helpful with advice and direction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Okay, so I'm a little bias but I love this place. I lived in Oxford whilst studying for my PhD and the natural history museum was my favourite place to visit. Don't get me wrong, it's not as big as its big brother in London but it's many times more enjoyable. Firstly, you can take most of it in during... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum! The staff are excellent and I really enjoyed my visit. The cafe is a must too!

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Oxford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fantastic way to spend a day. So much to see and read. Fascinating artifacts. Love it here visit on a regular basis. Never ceases to amaze. Never get bored.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Hidden away from public eyes for since 1850, it is now open to the public, and contains many of the treasures and discoveries that make Oxford University great. Including the world's first public demonstration of wireless telegraphy and the world's first dinosaur discovery! How about that!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Terrific building with a glass ceiling creating a lovely light space in which the large number of 'dinosaur' skeletons and other exhibits can be admired. Once we had walked round admiring the exhibits we had a coffee upstairs in the cafe, and liked how this is on a balcony looking down on the main hall, with pilars up to the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This museum is definitely good for people who are interested in all kinds of objects from around the world, from animals to household items, statues, stones. (you can even touch some of the items, which is quite rare for museums) If you want to see a little bit of everything, this is the right place. An other good thing is... More 

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